On Monday, a major change in power took place in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the party replaced Dilip Ghosh and appointed Sukanta Majumdar, a Lok Sabha MP from Balurghat, as BJP’s West Bengal president.
In a statement, Arun Singh, the national general secretary of BJP, said that the decision of the appointment of Majumdar was made by JP Nadda, the national president of BJP. Baby Rani Maurya, the former Uttarakhand government, and Dilip Ghosh have been made the national vice presidents of the party.
Sukanta Majumdar is a first-time parliamentarian who was appointed to preside over the Samserganj and Jangipur assembly seats, which will undergo by-polls on September 30.
The switch takes places weeks before the assembly polls will be conducted in West Bengal, including in the Bhabanipur constituency, where West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will fight against BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal.
BJP’S decision to change and appoint Sukanta Majumdar as the West Bengal president is being seen as BJP’s attempt to revive the party in the state as the party has been deserted by several leaders in recent months.
In recent months, BJP has faced several crossovers with the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Four MLAs from BJP including Mukul Roy, Biswajit Das, Tanmoy Ghosh, and Soumen Roy, returned to the TMC during the last four months, and BJP’s MP Babul Supriyo joined TMC last week.